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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Suborder: Troctomorpha
Infraorder: Amphientometae
Family: Amphientomidae

Subfamily Tineomorphinae

Subfamily Amphientominae

Incertae sedis

Amphientomidae is a family of Psocoptera belonging to the suborder Troctomorpha. The presence of scales on their wings gives them a superficial resemblance to the unrelated family Lepidopsocidae (Psocoptera, Trogiomorpha) and both families can pass for microlepidoptera to the untrained eye. The family comprises 100 species arranged in twenty genera.


  • Lienhard, C. & Smithers, C. N. 2002. Psocoptera (Insecta): World Catalogue and Bibliography. Instrumenta Biodiversitatis, vol. 5. Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Genève.